Autism in the News – 04.29.11
5-Minute Screen for Signs of Autism Works in 1-Year-Olds (WebMD)
A simple checklist completed by parents can help doctors screen for signs of autism as early as the child’s first birthday, according to new research. Read more.
Hickory Creek Student Uses Her Experiences to Spread Awareness About Autism (Hickory Creek, Ill.)
An average of 1 in 110 children live with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which is a group of developmental disabilities that impact social and communication skills, as well as behavior, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.
Speakers urge R.I. to pass bills requiring coverage for autism treatment (Providence, R.I.)
Nineteen-year-old Eric Duquette, salutatorian at Smithfield High School in 2010 and a freshman at Rhode Island College, personifies the possibilities of early, intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism. Read more.
Swimming a Marathon To Remember Late Resident (Basking Ridge Patch)
The “Three Y’s Guys” from the Somerset Hills YMCA became the “Two Y’s Guys and the Two Fast Y’s Guys” this year, but their goal remained the same. Two swimmers from Basking Ridge and two others, from Far Hills and Morristown, completed a 24-mile marathon relay swim in the waters off Tampa Bay, Fla. in order to raise awareness about bipolar disorder. Read more.
New Video Game Helps Children with Autism Learn Skills for Independence (Toy Dispatch)
April is Autism Awareness month, and two studies, one published in the journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and one published in the journal Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities , show a new video game helps children with autism andintellectual disabilities learn skills for independence. Read more.